1963 CONCACAF Championship

The 1963 CONCACAF Championship was the first edition of the CONCACAF Championship, the football championship of North America, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF). The tournament was held between 23 March to 7 April. Nine teams participated in the inaugural event.

1963 CONCACAF Championship
Campeonato de Naciones de CONCACAF 1963
Tournament details
Host countryEl Salvador
Dates23 March – 7 April
Teams9 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Costa Rica (1st title)
Runners-up El Salvador
Third place Netherlands Antilles
Fourth place Honduras
Tournament statistics
Matches played22
Goals scored76 (3.45 per match)
Top scorer(s)El Salvador Eduardo Hernández
(8 goals)
1965

The tournament was hosted by El Salvador in the cities of San Salvador and Santa Ana. The nine teams were broken up into one group of five and one group of four; the top two teams of each group would advance to a final group stage, playing in round-robin format to determine the winner. The tournament was won by Costa Rica, who defeated the hosts El Salvador 1–4 in the deciding match of the four-team final group.

Qualifying tournamentEdit

Haiti  1–3  Netherlands Antilles
Jamaica

Netherlands Antilles  1–0  Haiti
Jamaica

VenuesEdit

San Salvador Santa Ana
Estadio Nacional Flor Blanca Estadio Santaneco
Capacity: 35,000 Capacity: 15,000
   

Final tournamentEdit

First roundEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Honduras 4 3 1 0 6 3 +3 7
2   El Salvador 4 1 3 0 10 5 +5 5
3   Panama 4 1 2 1 8 4 +4 4
4   Guatemala 4 1 2 1 7 6 +1 4
5   Nicaragua 4 0 0 4 2 15 −13 0
Source: [1]
Panama  2–2  Guatemala
Vega   73' (pen.)
Díaz Gáez   82'
Roldán   48'
de León   59'
El Salvador  6–1  Nicaragua
Hernández   4'
Monge   21', 63'
Ruiz   75', 87'
Ruano   81'
Mendieta   89'


Guatemala  3–1  Nicaragua
de León   14' (pen.)
Ewing   71'
Juárez   85'
Silva   39'

Panama  5–0  Nicaragua
Góyez   11'
Valderrama   41'
Santamaría   45', 58'
Ponce   71'

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Costa Rica 3 2 1 0 7 0 +7 5
2   Netherlands Antilles 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 4
3   Mexico 3 1 1 1 9 2 +7 3
4   Jamaica 3 0 0 3 1 16 −15 0
Source: [1]
Costa Rica  6–0  Jamaica
Marín   29', 35'
Gámez   37', 77'
González   73'
Vázquez   83'

Mexico  8–0  Jamaica
Pereda   4'
Garrido   17'
Ortiz Camargo   27', 35' (pen.)
Cuenca   49'
Díaz   77', 88'
Morales   80'

Final roundEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Costa Rica 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 6
2   El Salvador 3 2 0 1 7 6 +1 4
3   Netherlands Antilles 3 1 0 2 6 5 +1 2
4   Honduras 3 0 0 3 2 9 −7 0
Source: [1]
Netherlands Antilles  4–1  Honduras
Testing   2'
Sillie   21'
Brandborg   75', 89'
Suazo   32'
El Salvador  1–4  Costa Rica
Chacón   49' González   17', 22', 72'
Pearson   76'

El Salvador  3–0  Honduras
Monge   10'
Hernández   13', 34'

Costa Rica  2–1  Honduras
Córdoba   52'
Jiménez   59'
Cruz   49'
El Salvador  3–2  Netherlands Antilles
Hernández   14', 80'
González   60'
Testing   7'
J.M. Pablo   78'


 1963 CONCACAF
Championship Winners 
 
Costa Rica
First title

StatisticsEdit

GoalscorersEdit

There were 76 goals scored in 22 matches, for an average of 3.45 goals per match.

8 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Ramos, José Ismael; Ellerbrock, Herbert Christian; Martell, Samuel; Calvo, Rodrigo; Coto, Gerardo; de Gracia, Adán; Mendoza, Eduardo; Paredes, Carlos; Mora Zeledón, Nectalí; Torres, Steven; Lugo, Erik Francisco (20 May 2021). "I Copa de Naciones CONCACAF 1963 (NORCECA) – Match Details". RSSSF. Retrieved 5 August 2021.

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